My daughter loves miso soup at our favorite sushi place: Kyoto. So we're trying some home versions. On the left is a white "mellow" miso made from miso paste. It was close, but much sweeter than the version she likes. The one on the right was an instant miso. Two thumbs down. It tasted stale and strange. More experiments on the way. I'd like to find a base we really like that is convenient. Then we'll add goodies to the broth.